Have you been dreaming of taking a swim with a dolphin? With Dolphin Swim Signature activity, You’ll have the opportunity to do that small-group Dolphin Signature Swim encounter, which has been specifically designed to be exhilarating, enlightening, tender, and relaxing all at once!
You’ll get a thrilling ride through the water, a chance to communicate with these intelligent animals using the same hand signals marine specialists use, and time to become fast friends with a member of our curious and charming Pacific Bottlenose family. You’ll be able to learn about sea life and the behavior and communication of these marine mammals firsthand. It’s a great experience for couples who want to get up close and personal with a dolphin or families with kids ages five and up who love the ocean. This will be the highlight of your time in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit!
During the activity you will learn about the dolphins, you will take a ride with the dolphins. When you swim with a dolphin, you’ll experience a buzz of excitement unlike any other as you dance, play, and laugh with one of these lovable creatures before taking a lightning-fast dorsal ride across the water.
Note: Please provide your hotel and preferred departure time in the ‘Special Requirements’ box upon booking, in case you need private or shared transportation to Nuevo Vallarta Dolphin Adventure *(extra fee)
Breathe in and feel the butterflies of childlike wonder as you swim together with a Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin! During this 40-minute opportunity, you will dance, play, and laugh together, creating unforgettable memories. Feel the speed and agility of your dolphin as you enjoy a stealthy dorsal ride! Discover all there is to know about dolphins, including their unique vocalizations, personalities, and eating habits. This program is great for couples and families who love the water. This will be the highlight of your vacation!
What you will do
Starting Point at the Dolphin Adventure installation in Nuevo Vallarta
Your experience starts in the Dolphin Adventure installations in Nuevo Vallarta.
Chat with the experts before your Dolphin swim.
Before going inside the pool, you will have a chat with the biologist and experts about the care of the dolphins and the safety instructions for you.
Live the experience of swim with dolphins!
This is the most exciting experience when you go to the pool and feel the dolphins below you swimming and playing with you.
Vallarta Adventures Nuevo Vallarta, Las Palmas, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico
Do I need to reserve in advance?
YES! Spaces are limited and fill quickly. To ensure your tour date/time, we recommend booking in advance.
May I bring a camera or video camera to take pictures?
Cameras are only allowed in the observation areas. They are not allowed in the lagoons. However, we offer professional photos that are available for purchase after your experience.
Can I wear sunscreen (SPF)?
Sunscreen must be biodegradable and applied at least 30 minutes before entering the lagoons to protect our marine mammals. Any other sunscreen must be washed off before entering the lagoons. You can buy biodegradable sunscreen in our gift shop.
Can I wear jewelry?
Although we provide areas to secure your personal belongings, we recommend leaving all jewelry and small items in your hotel.
Why do you limit the number of sessions for people to interact with the animals?
Our animals’ health and welfare are of the utmost importance, so we limit each session. These incredible animals spend less than two hours each day interacting with the public. The rest of the day is allocated to their private valuable training time and play and social interaction.
How safe are Interactive Programs?
Our programs have a remarkable and well-established safety record. The health and safety records of these kinds of programs have been continuously studied for over 20 years, each time reaffirming their impeccable records.
Can I make an animal sick if I participate in a swim program?
No, you cannot. Since the beginning of in-water marine mammal interactive programs in 1985, there have not been any disease transmission instances between humans and these animals reported at any facility.
Can special needs visitors participate in your dolphin programs?
Before making a reservation, please talk to one of our Tour Pass Advisors so they can better inform you.
How do you care for your animals?
They follow a program for preventative health care at the centers, including daily health assessments, regular voluntary veterinary examinations, and dietary needs assessments. We continually provide an immaculate and stimulating environment for them to live and thrive while providing a safe and stable setting for their social community (pods) and family to reproduce and grow. For more information, please refer to our Corporate Responsibility page.